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1962 C. F. Martin 00-18 (SOLD)

1962 C. F. Martin 00-18 (SOLD)

By the early 1960’s in the USA, folk music was surging in popularity and Martin guitars, especially the Martin 00-18 were the most popular guitar to have. The 00 body size is ideal for this type of music; it has a full tone but unlike dreadnoughts isn’t bass-heavy, the middle range is well-represented and the top end sparkles.

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1957 Martin 00-18 Steel String Acoustic SOLD

1957 Martin 00-18 Steel String Acoustic  SOLD

Martin 00-18, steel string acoustic guitar, repairs to sides, Twelfth Fret pickups installed in the 1980’s, 1970’s case

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1959 Martin 00-18E Steel String Acoustic No Longer Available

1959 Martin 00-18E Steel String Acoustic No Longer Available

This is a pretty rare, 1959 Martin 00-18E steel string acoustic.

The 00-18E was built from 1959 to 1964, in response to the quest for volume, and this is one of the first. It uses the 00 style body, with the 18 construction – spruce top, mahogany back and sides – but the top is thicker and uses heavier bracing.

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